"Everybody just brings in something different and I think the sound that ends up is something very organic, really roots driven, but at the same time has, like, a party feel."
"For me, I’m a Gemini, so there’s always two people. I’ve always had really conflicting tastes and ideas about things and I just feel kinda lucky to do all the different things that I do."
"Our music taste is fairly bizarre. We love rock music, obviously, but our pop sensibilities have never been a secret. Since the start, we've focused on having big choruses."
‘Return the Favour’s like that though; you think you’re just easing into a nice nap situation, then blast off! You’re headed to the fuckin’ moon.
“I'm looking forward to that show a lot. It's going to be the last show of tour so by then I'll be in the full swing of things.”
Some of the songs I wrote can be a bit like, ‘check out my metaphors!’ I’m growing out of that though, you know!
It’s so easy to be negative and it’s so easy to hide in a place of fatalism and how boring is that?
"The name is not an attempt to glorify a lifestyle as many people first assume. The words were frank and honest and for the most part, discouraging of entering in to the world of casual sex."
"It’s like, would you rather fight a 6ft duck or 100 tiny ducks? I’d always go for the 6ft duck." Beatrice talks to The 1975 at the start of their tour
If someone's playing wi' a bit of anger in them 'cause someone's pissed them off, you can see it and you can feel it.
'Personally, I'd like to see us still touring heavily because we love being on the road, and with about five albums under our belts.' - Lonely The Brave discussing future plans with Outline.
"For me they are both inseparable art forms; I get influenced to illustrate by bands and vice versa." - Dan Allen on his music and art
I normally have to say that if I told them the name of my band, they probably wouldn’t employ me!
Emma interviews Future Radio's Next Big Thing 2013 competition winners...
I don't like bats and I don't like the idea of falling off high buildings while I’m playing the drums! - Lenore interviews Skindred's Arya.
The Pyramid Stage is just the most epic stage and I couldn't believe they'd even let me stand side-stage, never mind fucking play on the stage!
We’re having more fun playing than ever before. We’re trying to treat everything like it’s a new chapter.
I just saw clothes and making music and art all part of the whole way of expression. It's very important and it's not hurting anyone, so why not?
We used to go out on the piss loads after gigs; ruined a few hotel rooms and stuff!
I thought ‘you can't be playing to the people who make the most noise all the time’, you know.
Ultimately we just made music that we both really loved; the fact that people are connecting with it is just amazing.
Sometimes at gigs, me, Dan and Dot will be cracking a few jokes on stage and I think people are quite surprised.
I honestly couldn’t care less about hipsters. Having your taste chosen by the lack of popularity something has seems fairly pointless.
"We’ve got these instruments I had custom made - they’re motion sensors, so when I move my hand around in the air above them, it controls different sounds." - Sub Focus talks to Outline's Will.
"Obviously there’s the standard things that tear most bands apart – egos, money and women - but none of things has seemed to bother us" - Robby Tukak on what's kept Goo Goo Dolls strong
"My friends are in bands who are 25 and 26 are much more interesting and articulated, and do less immature stuff than we do!" - Eoin Loveless talks to Outline
"I don’t look at things in the sense of chart positions, or being A-list on the playlist, I just kind of make music and if people like it, they like it..." - Ghostpoet talks to Outline ahead of his NS&V gig
I’ve been burnt – not just from having laser surgery but in life too, and I think it’s really important to not get bitter.
It's nice to get a young crowd. I'd hate turn around and look at the crowd and see all middle-aged men like me. Boogieing like it was back in the day.
Frank Hamilton shares his thoughts ahead of his Norwich tour date...
"As long as I’m inspired, I just aim to keep working and making more music whilst I’ve got that inspiration."
Ellie talks to local pop-punk band Call It Reckless
Pre-designing the music you're gonna make by the set of influences you have is a deathly awful idea. I think the best music that's made now is made in spite of that - just throw away the fucking book.
I think seeing us do these songs live is pretty crucial if you want to get the full, 360-degree, panoramic view of the songs - how they live and breathe
"Pack your stuff and we’ll go.’ So I packed my whole life in his car and just drove home that night!"
"Above all you need to be tenacious and focused.”
"Nothing is destructive. Ever. Everything is evolutionary. It’s music, you know, it’s not actually like a marriage."
"Gus ended up going back to Ted Danson’s house for some Prosecco! He became aware that Ted Danson was aware of alt-J and he likes the album!"
"They wanted pictures – that’s never really happened to me in an airport before. I think it was probably because they were waiting for other bands!"
"I do remember that night [at NAC]; I burnt my hand on a flaming sambucca shot and had this ring on my hand for like, two weeks!" - Kelcey reminiscing about his last Norwich jaunt.